I went on a little overnight to Bard College two hours north of NYC where I picnicked in wild flower fields.
It takes a while for my city gears to slow down to the stillness of the Hudson River Valley. It is much cooler in the country and so I wore some vintage high waisted leisure pants and a sun hat that I borrowed from a friend. She got it in a consignment shop in Providence, RI.
This part of NY is completely gorgeous and the clean air is a fresh change from sweaty, stagnant city.
Activities here can be so wholesome and innocent. When I got here freshman year I felt like Huckleberry Finn or some romantic character. In my spare time I started doing things like picking blueberries, hiking mountains, swimming in the swimming holes, riding bikes past stables and farms, and entering pie-making contests.